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Author: Jeff Powless

Recognizing Physical Signs of Neglect or Abuse in Nursing Homes

May 24, 2023
Introduction Unfortunately, it is no secret that nursing home abuse and neglect are all too common. There are important warning signs that families should look out for. The occurrence of...

7 Questions To Ask About Nursing Home Staffing

May 17, 2023
The staffing levels and practices in a nursing home are intrinsically linked to the overall quality of care provided to residents. The expertise, availability, and attentiveness of the staff directly...

Safeguarding Dignity: Steps Nursing Homes Should Take to Prevent Social Media Abuse of Patients

May 10, 2023
Introduction Nursing homes should serve as sanctuaries of care and compassion for elderly and vulnerable individuals. However, in recent years, an alarming trend has surfaced – the social media abuse...

The Dark Reality of Social Media Abuse in Nursing Homes – What You Need to Know

May 8, 2023
Introduction Nursing homes are meant to be safe spaces for elderly and vulnerable patients to receive the care they need. Over the past decade, the digital age has provided a...

Hidden Dangers of Nursing Home Neglect: Dehydration and Malnutrition

Apr 13, 2023
Nursing home neglect and abuse can manifest itself in many obvious ways, including the development of pressure sores, injuries from abusive handling or being allowed to unnecessarily fall, etc. But...

When Should You File a Nursing Home Complaint?

Mar 24, 2023
In every state, there is a government agency that is responsible for conducting investigations into complaints against nursing homes for providing substandard care. But many patients and families often struggle...

How Common Is Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect?

Mar 15, 2023
Introduction All nursing homes that receive Medicare funding (i.e., virtually all of them) explicitly agree and promise to help every resident “attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental and...

Why Bother Suing Negligent Nursing Homes?

Mar 6, 2023
Attorneys who handle nursing home negligence cases are often asked this question: “Why bother suing nursing homes?” After all, they say, the patients there are already old and sick with...

6 Ways Nursing Homes Exploit Patients Through Admission Agreements

Feb 23, 2023
Nursing homes are required to have admission agreements for their residents. These agreements define the rights and responsibilities of both the facility and the resident, as well as provide information...

How Long Do You Have to File a Lawsuit Against a Nursing Home in Indiana?

Feb 10, 2023
Unfortunately, Indiana nursing homes have long ranked among the worst in the U.S., and far too many patients are neglected and abused. When nursing home corporations do not fulfill their...
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